Note Your Appeal with Specificity
Partner, Julie Gerock, was part of a panel yesterday, February 4, 2015 at the Fairfax Circuit Court on Civility and Professionalism. She was accompanied by other distinguished panel members including The Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia; The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Virginia; The Honorable Lorraine Nordlund, Fairfax County Circuit Court judge; John McGavin of Bancroft, McGavi, Horvath & Judkins, P.C.; and Chidi I. James of Blankingship & Keith. The discussion was lively, informative, and important to the profession and practice of law.
Maddox & Gerock encourages all Virginia family law attorneys to attend this amazing advanced family law retreat: Tying & Untying the Knot: Advocating Same Sex Family Law Issues. It will take place on February 20-21, 2015 at the Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA. Partners Julie Gerock, Katharine Maddox and Marcia Maddox plan to attend.
Technology is a great way to stay connected to the 'outside world.' However, it is important to remember and be accountable for the fact that staying connected is not private. When you are roaming around the grocery store telling your deepest secrets to your BFF or family member on your cell, it is not a private conversation. Even if you change your settings on Facebook, your posts, comments and other activity are not likely private. When you down load inappropriate photos from the internet or use a photo service like Instagram, your activities are not private. And while you may not be Frank Sinatra, Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, or Beyonce, and wonder therefore why anyone would care, when you are involved in a divorce or other family related litigation, the lawyers will care and your former spouse or soon-to-be former spouse will care. If you are thinking of sharing your personal information out there on the world wide web, think twice and then think again.